Hekai Ancient Tree Raw Pu-erh Cake Tea


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The most important characteristic of this tea is “balance”, and its taste will not be too bitter or strong, which makes it of high acceptability and cost performance.

Hekai Mountain, Menghun, Menghai County, Yunnan Province, China
Harvest Time:
October, 2015 and April, 2016
Production Date:
April, 2016
Plucking Standard:
One bud with two leaves
Net wet:
200 g
Dry Tea:
Round and smooth cake, well-compressed, clear and complete strip, fat tea buds and full of pekoes
Strong wild flavor with distinct flower aroma Liquid:Golden yellow, crystal clear and bright
Smooth, heavy and thick in taste, a little bitter at first, but soon sweet after taste
Tea Bush:
Menghai large-leaf ancient tree (300 to 500 years)
Tea Garden:
Mt. Hekai wild tea area
Low caffeine (nearly 20% of a cup of coffee)
Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated
Shelf life:
The aged the better


This PureTea raw pu-erh cake, from Hekai Mountain, one of the six ancient tea gardens in Yunnan, is made with the blending of 2015 Autumn tea leaves and 2016 spring teas leaves from 300 to 500 years old tea trees.(blending these leaves is to improve the taste of this cake). From the shape of the tea cake, we can see its adequate tea material with intensive tea buds. Even when pry open the surface of the cake, the inside material is the same as the outside.

After brewed with boiling water, the tea shows golden bright yellow liquid with its unique aroma pervading in the whole tea room. Some experienced tea lovers call it “spirit of mountains and natures”, which refers to a rich and mellow flavor that contains floral, honey, fruits as well as the scent of grass and trees. Because of the process of blending, the sweetness softness of this tea is more obvious than other new pu-erh teas. It tastes a little bitter, but will disappear immediately, and then after you swallowed the liquid, it becomes sweetish and mouth-watering afterwards. Besides, you will feel the sweetness for at least 15 minutes after tasting this tea.

Above all, this tea cake has big potential of evolving in the future, which is very suitable for collection.

Recommend Brewing Method

Western Method
Chinese Gongfu Way
Water: 12 oz / 355 ml
203℉ / 95℃
Use 5 Grams Tea
Brewing time: 3-5 mins

Glass tea cup: Glass Tea Mug with Infuser
Water: 3.8 oz / 110 ml
203℉ / 95℃
Use 8 Grams Tea
12 steeps: rinse, 10s, 10s, 15s, 15s, 15s, 20s,
25s, 30s, 30s, 35s, 50s, 60s
Gaiwan: Double Blue Lines Gaiwan - 110 ml


Collections: Loose Leaf Teas, Pu-erh Tea

Type: Pu-erh Tea

Vendor: PureTea

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